DIY Halloween Countdown Calendar

Countdown the days to Halloween with this DIY calendar and some great activity ideas! My kids just LOVE countdown calendars!   "How many more days until..." -- it's always so much easier to wait if you have something fun to do :-) &nbs...
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New Ideas to Inspire You This Fall

 I love Autumn!  It's my favorite season - cool days, beautiful colors, fun things to do with the kids and a great time to enjoy nature!...
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A Family Vacation in Rocky Mountain National Park

  Have you ever thought about visiting a national park?  We've visited quite a few local and state parks - all beautiful -- but nothing compares to our visit at Rocky Mountain National Park this summer! I was so enthralled with...
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10 Ways to Connect with Kids in 15 Minutes or Less

  School is starting again which means less family time during the week.  Somtimes it's hard to get kids to talk about their day, or just talk in general!   Try one of these ideas for sparking a conversation and connecting ...
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Kiwi Crate: Kid's Science & Crafts Projects

  My daughter was so excited when we got our first 'little green box' in the mail!  I told her that we were going to do some science today (which she loves) but when she saw that our day would also include painting, crafts and ti...
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Celebrate Christmas in July

Every year since my kids were young, we've celebrated 'Christmas in July'.  A fun little day when we forget about the heat of summer, spend some time together and make a memory or two. The first thing I do is to designate a day when w...
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Welcome to the Weekly Kid's Co-op!

I'm very excited to be one of the hosts for the Weekly Kid's Co-op this week!  Amazing bloggers from around the world link up their kids activity and project posts so they are all in one convenient place for you to find - yea!  We've got ...
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23 Ideas for Frozen Fun this Summer

It seems that the summer heat is settling in for a while - and everyone knows that hot kids are not happy kids!  Here's some fun 'frozen' ideas to beat the heat with ice, cold snacks and cool activities....
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Family Camping Activities in Your Own Backyard

Fun family camping activities perfect for your backyard!Planning to camp-out with the kids? A backyard camp-out might be the perfect start for your family!Why the backyard?It's a great place to 'test the waters' when the kids are young...
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Books for Summer Fun

Heading to the beach this summer?  Or maybe you're planning a camp-out?  We've got some great reads for you to take along - explore a picture book, bring a chapter book to read aloud or grab a guide book for ideas on games and act...
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How I Became The Fun Police (Or What I Learned While Overprotecting My Kids)

  Anyone who’s met me, or my kids, will tell you that I’m a fairly protective parent.  Or as my kids lovingly refer to me, 'The Fun Police'.  I didn’t plan to be this type of parent – one who monitors what they ...
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Great Books & Activities for a Night Under the Stars

Do your kids love space?  Are they asking questions about the moon, stars and other celestial wonders?  In celebration of some cool astronomy events this year, we put together a list of books and activities for an educational and ...
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8 Indoor Things to Do Outside

  Discover the Forest put out a great ad campaign encouraging kids and families to get outside - and we wholeheartedly agree!  Spring is here and it's a great time to get outdoors.  Here are a few traditional indoor activi...
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34 Ways to Be a Cool Parent This Summer

Looking for some memorable things to do this summer? Need some new ideas on easy & fun things to do with the kids?  Try a few of these quick, FREE or low-cost, have-fun-at-the-drop-of-a-hat ideas.  Your kids will think you...
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12 Important Things to Tell Kids

  We had a mishap at our house this week - our youngest leaned on the soap holder while showering and ripped it (along with some tiles) off the wall!  I realized that I have told my kids to rinse their hair really well, check ...
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